In this edition we cover:

Dates for the Diary

On 13th October, 4pm to 6.30pm. Staple Inn Hall, High Holborn, London:
ILC-UK and Actuarial Profession Joint debate: "Decumulation of Assets – The Impact of the Economic Downturn" (kindly supported by Age Concern and Help the Aged).

On 10th November, 4pm to 6.30pm. Staple Inn Hall, High Holborn, London:
ILC-UK and Actuarial Profession Joint “Green Paper” Debate: "The Future of Funding Long-term Care for Older People ".

We already have more than 100 people signed up for the event on 13th October and are expecting demand to be high for both events. If you want to register to attend either event then email

New ILC-UK Publications

The ILC-UK have recently published a number of new publications on our website including:

Recent Progress & Innovation in Dementia, Diagnosis, Treatment and Care: Report of an expert roundtable discussion and dinner on 'Recent Progress & Innovation in Dementia, Diagnosis, Treatment and Care'.

Pension Reform and Personal Accounts after the Credit Crunch: Report of a debate exploring the future of personal accounts and pension reform after the credit crunch.

Choosing Population Projections for Public Policy: Report on the ILC-UK and Actuarial Profession joint-conference, “Choosing Population Projections for Public Policy”.

National Care Fund Working Groups Report: Sets out the findings of two working groups convened by the ILC-UK to explore the ‘National Care Fund’ model.

ILC-UK on Twitter

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New ILC Blog Posts

We have published a number of new posts to the ILC Blog:

Changing Travel Habits of Older People:

Younger People and Pensions:

Flooding and Older People:

A Glance at the Scottish Population in 2008:

Green Paper on Social Care and Ageing Strategy:

Dementia Summit

The Ministerial Dementia Research Summit was held on 21st July. The Department of Health and the Medical Research Council hosted the conference at the Royal Society in London. Our Chief Executive, Baroness Sally Greengross, co-chaired the event alongside Professor Chris Kennard, Chair of the Medical Research Council. Over 135 leading academics, carers, medical experts, representatives from charities, industry, public bodies and voluntary organisations assembled to discuss and debate the challenges, opportunities and solutions for dementia research in the UK.

The ILC-UK, following on from the success of the expert roundtable discussion and dinner on dementia in the House of Lords in June supported by Pfizer, has been commissioned to write the report from the Summit.


New data analysis reveals the vast market for health apps – including the 760,000 ‘living fast, dying young’ under 40s who smoke, drink frequently, have a smart phone and regularly use the internet.

We are recruiting for a temporary Events Coordinator to coordinate and support our busy events calendar for the remainder of 2018, build on our external communications and assist the Head of External Affairs on communications around our Future of Ageing conference.

New international report explores the relationship between life expectancy and productivity in developed countries.

ILC-UK are once again looking for someone to speak for 10 minutes on the plenary platform in front of 250 people at our annual Future of Ageing Conference (29th November, London).

“Auto-enrolment has successfully led to millions more saving each month towards a pension, but the Committee is right to call for action to get people saving more. We are pleased they support our recommendations to consider automatic escalation of pension contributions for some individuals, and we agree that a strategy is needed to automatically-enrol the self-employed."

Dr Brian Beach, Senior Research Fellow at ILC-UK and who gave oral evidence to the Committee, welcomes the Committee’s call for stronger action by Government and EHRC and says it’s crucial that employers understand what ageism really is.